The Ice Age Cometh! Forget Global Warming!

It's definitely much different then last year. Winter came much earlier this time around.
Mother nature may have even fooled the farmers.

All maps pretty much snow! Eye north zone Andorra @OrdinoArcalis i Pallars Aran @SkiPallars@baqueira_beret Zona Vall Ferrera Tavascan Certascan seems like a good package can fall.

Often + 30cm of fresh snow since Sunday on #Alpes North above 2000/2200 meters (locally 60-80cm) and this is just the beginning. The weather is going to be lasting snowy in altitude on the whole of the French massifs these next days. Panoramic Tignes (c)
Two recent noteworthy reports -

Normal life paralysed, power lines down after 16 hours of incessant snowfall

Seven people were killed as 16 hours of incessant snowfall paralysed life in the Kashmir valley on Thursday. Surface as well as air traffic was completely disrupted.

This season's first heavy snowfall started on Wednesday night and continued all day on Thursday. It triggered avalanches at many places in the valley and turned the narrow tracks on the hill slopes dangerously slippery.

Traffic on all major highways connecting the valley to the rest of the country, including the Srinagar-Jammu Highway, the Srinagar-Poonch Highway and the Srinagar-Kargil Highway, was completely disrupted. Around 2,000 vehicles were left stranded on these highways, officials said.

No flights

No flight was able to land or take off from the Srinagar airport due to accumulation of snow on the runway, and low visibility, officials said. Srinagar city saw major traffic gridlocks due to snow accumulation and slippery roads. The State capital recorded over one-feet of snowfall and the upper reaches of Kupwara, Shopian, Ganderbal and Baramulla recorded 3-4 ft of snowfall.


Looks like things are ...erm... 'hotting up' on the cold front!
Well imagine that. Cold here...! But snow no the ground yet. Came into the hills heavy (and all above, to the mountains), over the last 72hrs.
Oh, if you click the link and see the picture, Uya think.. there in there? :shock:

News | November 7, 2019 Derek Maiolo
3-4 Minute Read:

The first temperatures under -30 ° C of the season are recorded tonight in Europe, Nikkaluokta in northern Sweden.

New episode of #neige between Saturday evening and Sunday. he will fall 10 to 20cm extra on the #pyreneeslocally 30 with a snow-and-snow limit at 900m. Meteociel

There was an article on SOTT here 'Successive Arctic plunges could bring North America to its knees' that looks to solar activity, jet stream and general cooling conditions (some good charts were added). However (and it reminded me to listen to these two parts again) was attached with Laura and Pierre's interview with the Adapt 2030 guy.

It was great listing to both these talks (from December 2018) as a refresher, so bumping them up here for any who did not catch them:

At the end of the second part, Gunnar Heinsohn comes up
in discussion by Laura of the possible 700 missing years or so from our world timeline - there was a post (can't find it now) that cites a C's session whereby the C's said of Caesar's birth it was 1,6.. something years ago in our timeline. So, whatever happened to displace this missing time was indeed a doozy of change.

this post Pashalis offers up 'Climate Spasms and Cultural Shifts...' whereby Randall Carlson looks into the soils, oceans and rock citing two things: a time/location where the land has been stripped bare of what was once there and a time/location where what was there completely changed (was added upon).

This is an example that I had from a publication on Glaciation depicting a valley (think it was in the Yukon) that actually resembles closely, less the snow, the valley where I live:


This photo looks so close that it leaves me to ponder a bit. Here in the photo above, the snow fills the valley basin - let's say there is around 1,700 meters of snow below the rock tips. With great winds in time, the rock could, and may well have been windblown, helping to further add snow into the valley basin. The valley at home is about the same and those rock peaks contain, here and there, old glaciation deposits yet to melt (and some appear to be growing). However I can't exactly tell how deep this valley above descends other than the estimate, and it may look, based on the angels, to bottom out in a more narrow channel deep down (or not).

Now Carlson (and the evidence of glaciation melt-off), depending on how quickly it happened; and it may have been very quick, speaks of a landscape changed, such as in the case of the valley where I live whereby the soils on the slopes and up slope would have been stripped and deposited in the valley below raising its level from whatever the basin originally looked like by possibly hundreds of meters (clay/silts). Furthermore, the hydrology that did this would have ripped downstream with such incredible force, leaving the valley for the plains, scouring great clefs and pushing up lands with unrecognizable change from whatever it was like, such as depicted in this photo (Turkey):


So, one can see excellent examples from the air of this scouring from South of Alberta into the US as those ancient landlocked norther oceans let loose.

There has been a lot of change in every quarter of the world, all punctuated by cosmic and planet core influences - with timelines all over the map that are pieced together as best as possible or to provide a sense of looooong periods that may be much tighter together with changes being rather abrupt.


Unseasonable cold not just in North America -

I wonder how much ice will melt at −44°C (-47F).

On November 11 in Yakutia, the daily temperature never rose above −30°C (-22F). Some parts of Siberia were even colder: In Evenkia and the northern regions of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the temperature dropped to −41 ... −44°C.

This temperature is considered very low for this time of year.

"""It is important to note that this is not a short-term cooling, but a prolonged atmospheric process. Further it will become even colder. The cold anomaly will expand."""

In the Khanty-Mansiysk District night temperatures will drop to −25 ... −30°C, and in places to −37°C. In the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, you can count on −38 ... −43°C.

In the Irkutsk region, nightly values will decrease to −30 ... −35°C.

In Tomsk Oblast, the prevailing temperature at night will be −23 ... −28°C.

Cooling to a lesser extent will affect Western Siberia. In the Omsk region, "only" up to −21°C.
Snip: :whistle:
So why is this happening?
It is actually quite simple.

During a solar minimum, solar activity drops to very low levels, and that tends to mean lower temperatures on Earth.

Earlier this year, a panel of experts gathered to discuss the current solar minimum, and they came to the conclusion that it “could last for years”
If you like solar minimum, good news: It could last for years. That was one of the predictions issued last week by an international panel of experts who gathered at NOAA’s annual Space Weather Workshop to forecast the next solar cycle. If the panel is correct, already-low sunspot counts will reach a nadir sometime between July 2019 and Sept 2020, followed by a slow recovery toward a new Solar Maximum in 2023-2026.
“We expect Solar Cycle 25 will be very similar to Cycle 24: another fairly weak maximum, preceded by a long, deep minimum,” says panel co-chair Lisa Upton, a solar physicist with Space Systems Research Corp.
But that would actually be a best case scenario.

There are others that believe that we have now entered a “grand solar minimum” such as the one that our planet experienced several hundred years ago. That one was known as “the Maunder Minimum”, and it resulted in a “little ice age”
The extreme example happened between 1645 and 1715 when the normal 11-year sunspot cycle vanished. This period, called the Maunder Minimum, was accompanied by bitterly cold winters in the American colonies. Fishing settlements in Iceland and Greenland were abandoned. Icebergs were seen near the English channel. The canals of Venice froze. It was a time of great hardship.
Ultimately, the longer winters and shorter summers during the “Maunder Minimum” resulted in famine all over the globe, and multitudes ended up perishing
The Maunder Minimum is the most famous cold period of the Little Ice Age. Temperatures plummeted in Europe (Figs. 14.3–14.7), the growing season became shorter by more than a month, the number of snowy days increased from a few to 20–30, the ground froze to several feet, alpine glaciers advanced all over the world, glaciers in the Swiss Alps encroached on farms and buried villages, tree-lines in the Alps dropped, sea ports were blocked by sea ice that surrounded Iceland and Holland for about 20 miles, wine grape harvests diminished, and cereal grain harvests failed, leading to mass famines (Fagan, 2007). The Thames River and canals and rivers of the Netherlands froze over during the winter (Fig. 14.3). The population of Iceland decreased by about half. In parts of China, warm-weather crops that had been grown for centuries were abandoned. In North America, early European settlers experienced exceptionally severe winters.
So far in 2019, there have been more than 200 days without a single sunspot on the sun.

Received our first accumulation of snow yesterday evening thru overnight, 3 inches in Columbus, OH and suburbs.
Today’s high may be the coldest ever for this date. The record is 30 set in 1920. The day time high, the one after daybreak, will only be in the mid-20s and that will come with a stiff wind that will make it feel like it is the teens all day.

Tonight’s low will be in the low to mid-teens as arctic high pressure builds into the region. The record is 14 set more than a century ago in 1911. A few lows north may drop into single digits.
I was watching the weather channel on Monday as they were going on and on about the arctic blast that was going to sweep across the US. Buuuut - just so no one would get the idea that global warming wasn't still a thing, they put up a world map showing in red/orange all the areas with above average temps - the vast majority of the map appeared that way. It was only blue across parts of the US/Canada. Whether that temp display was actuallly accurate or a tweaking of data, hard to say. That it was generally misleading - you bet!

The earliest snow I remember was during childhood in Charleston, WV. We had a heavy, wet snow on Oct. 25 (my brother's birthday) that damaged trees as they still had lots of leaves. I've been in Ohio since 1988 and winters have usually been on the mild side. Couple years ago, did not need to use the snowblower even once. Guess those days are behind us.

What to do when your solar panels are covered in snow:
3D-printed generator allows you to generate electricity from snowfall

(Natural News) People can now tap snowfall for electricity, thanks to triboelectric nanogenerators that collect electrical energy from innocuous activities like footsteps and raindrops. The new energy harvester, developed by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), is not only inexpensive but light as well – matching the thinness and flexibility of a plastic sheet.

“The device can work in remote areas because it provides its own power and does not need batteries,” explained UCLA researcher Richard Kaner, the senior author of the study. “It’s a very clever device – a weather station that can tell you how much snow is falling, the direction the snow is falling, and the direction and speed of the wind.”

Like its conventional counterparts, the “snow-based triboelectric nanogenerator” draws electrical charge from static electricity. It takes advantage of the transfer of electrons to produce usable energy.

Kaner and his team released the details of their nanogenerator on the journal Nano Energy.

In a statement, Kaner explained how the interplay between materials that attract electrons and other substances that released the same particles produced static electricity. By separating these electric charges, a triboelectric generator produces electricity from scratch.

Snow naturally possesses a positive charge – as such, it gives up electrons. In the study, the UCLA researchers looked for a negatively charged material to take advantage of those properties. They settled upon silicone, a rubbery artificial compound made from silicon and oxygen atoms, as well as carbon and hydrogen.

When snow falls on the surface of silicone, the physical contact causes electrons to leave the former and flow to the latter. The resulting charge is captured by the snow-based triboelectric generator, which turns it into electricity.

UCLA researcher and co-author Maher El-Kady explained that snow possesses an electrical charge: If the substance comes into contact with another material with the opposite charge, it becomes possible to extract the energy and turn it into electricity.

“While snow likes to give up electrons, the performance of the device depends on the efficiency of the other material at extracting these electrons,” explained El-Kady. “After testing a large number of materials including aluminum foils and Teflon, we found that silicone produces more charge than any other material.”

Every year, snow blankets roughly 30 percent of the planet. This means that solar panels in regions that experience winter season operate at a much lower efficiency. When snow piles up on a photovoltaic array, it blocks off much of the sunlight. The obstructed solar cell produces less power, making it less effective at powering a home or building.

El-Kady suggested adding the snow-based triboelectric nanogenerator to the surface of a solar panel. The layer is thin enough to permit the passage of sunlight during sunny periods. More importantly, it makes it possible for the cell to continue generating electricity despite being covered in snow.

The nanogenerator may also keep track of a winter sports athlete, especially during jumps, runs, and walks. Unlike a smartwatch, it may recognize the primary patterns of movement during cross-country skiing.

The snow-powered triboelectric nanogenerator consisted of a silicone layer and an electrode that gathered the charge. The prototype was produced with a 3D printer.

The UCLA team said that they might manufacture the device with ease and at a low cost. Silicone is cheap, easy to obtain, and used in a variety of roles such as insulation for electrical wires, lubricating substances, and biomedical devices. It may now harness energy from the snow.

Sounds great! Those 3D printers are remarkable and really opening up so many possibilities!
I do wonder how believers in man-made global warming/climate change/crisis/disaster will attempt to rationalize all this recent record cold away - that's even if they take any notice of it in the first place.

It was literally freezing in Florida and Alabama while parts of Maine, Michigan and New York were digging out from a foot of snow Wednesday as a historically early and deadly Arctic air mass gripped much of nation.

Records, some dating back more than 100 years, were toppled as the front continued its ferocious roll for a third day.

The entire state of Alabama was under a freeze warning as temperatures dipped into the 20s and below, breaking records at more than 100 locations. The National Weather Service in Mobile citing the "widespread, significant freeze" for Alabama and Florida's Panhandle, urged residents to protect exposed pipes, keep pets warm and check on neighbors.

In Florida, the average low temperature for November in Pensacola is 50 degrees. It was 20 degrees colder Wednesday morning.

"30 here near Pensacola Beach," tweeted resident Robert Pooley. "Hate it!"

Record lows were recorded Wednesday morning from Birmingham, Alabama, to Burlington, Vermont. Birmingham's low of 18 degrees bested by 4 degrees a record that stood since 1911.

New York City and Buffalo, New York, as well as parts of Ohio, have set records. In Kansas alone, at least six cities, including Wichita, set cold records for the date Tuesday.

In Missouri, St. Louis dropped to 11 degrees, breaking a record for the date that stood for more than 100 years.

It snowed in Texas just 60 miles from the Mexican border - and more intensely farther north. Parts of Michigan were digging out from up to 30 inches of snow. Buffalo set records with more than 11 inches. Parts of Maine and Vermont were hit with a foot of snow as the system roared into its third day.

"Visibility dropped as low as one-fourth of a mile at times ... as heavy lake-effect snow squalls continued moving through northeastern Ohio," AccuWeather Meteorologist Derek Witt said.

In Michigan, the Eaton County Sheriff's Office said two women, ages 81 and 64, and a 57-year-old man were killed Monday in a two-vehicle crash on snowy, icy roads. In Kansas, the Highway Patrol said an 8-year-old girl died in a three-vehicle wreck.

Authorities in Ohio were investigating two fatal wrecks on snowy roads, and a passenger bus toppled on its side in Syracuse, New York, although no serious injuries were reported.

Record-challenging low temperatures were everywhere. Single-digit temperatures descended on much of the Midwest, where Detroit sank to 7 degrees, breaking a record of 12 degrees for the day.

Cristen Hamilton, who lives in Chicago's northside neighborhood of Lakeview, had no problems with the early winter weather.

"I'm a transplant from Northern California, so I think it's fantastic," she said. "I'm very happy with Chicago at 20 degrees."

Drastically colder than normal temperatures stretched all the way to the Atlantic Coast. Temperatures dipped into the low 20s in Atlanta and in Jackson, Mississippi. Similar numbers swept across the East Coast - New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C.

Many of these cities often see temperatures that low, just not very often two weeks before Thanksgiving, said AccuWeather meteorologist Tyler Roys.

"We will be challenging records everywhere," he said.


The floods in Venice that have killed two people and damaged hundreds of buildings including St Mark’s Basilica appear inexorable.

The city is a fragile treasure built on 118 islands off Italy’s northeast coast. In a way, it’s a miracle that Venice has managed to survive and thrive for more than 1,000 years. It built a naval and commercial empire and created an immense collection of palaces and churches, full of priceless paintings, to which an estimated 20 million tourists flock every year.

Yet there’s nothing really inevitable about the increased frequency of these floods and the failings of the Italian state to protect Venice. Man-made climate change is, of course, the main culprit. But so too is the bureaucracy and corruption that are undermining the preservation of one of the world’s most stunning artistic landmarks.

It’s always difficult to pin the blame for one particular flood on global warming. But the data tell us there’s something very unusual going on. Last year there were 121 days of high tides in Venice, almost twice the number in 2017. The city authorities have counted the times since 1923 that the tide has been more than 140 cm above sea level, so-called “exceptional high tides.” Over half these episodes have taken place in the past two decades.

Meanwhile the statistic's tell us different.
The #14novembre 1951, the Po overflows and invades the area of #Polesine : i #vigilidelfuoco they worked for days, without stopping, saving hundreds of people in the invaded countryside in a few moments from eight billion cubic meters of water #pernondimenticare

SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Journal: The Observatory, Vol. 72, p. 35-44 (1952)

Prato Nevoso, Italy
Snow depth ski season 2017-2018
Snow depth ski season 2016-2017

It has been 13 times the earthquake in Bali based on sources from bmkg inatews may be checked http://inatews.bmkg.go/?act=realtimeev

Boccadasse at the beginning of the storm, on the afternoon of October 29, 2018. The point, a year after the great storm that devastated the coasts of our region, at @tgrrai Liguria of the 14, broadcast on @RaiTre

I wasn't sure if to post this on here or on:

The Ice Age Cometh! Forget Global Warming!

Mods might consider if they should be merged?

Anyway, another excellent video from Ice Age Farmer:

Of particular note is the following:


A strep bacteria commonly found in horses has suddenly made its way over to pigs and was isolated both in pigs and dogs this year. Quote

‘What is unusual is that this form of strep has gotten over to pigs’ and is causing instant death”

… there's not a lot of symptoms there - that is the symptom; sudden death.

So again this is not ASF (Asian Swine Flu) itself; this is an unusual form of a strep bacterium - but this tells us two things; first of all that the US swine's are in poor shape, they're in poor health, and they are succumbing to these new diseases right now - so we're primed to receive ASF. And for a second thing this is reminiscent of a report I did nearly two years ago pointing out that during solar minimum there are immunosuppressive effects from the increase in galactic cosmic rays. Furthermore they have an effect on both viruses and bacteria causing rapid mutations.

From "The Journal of Astrobiology & Outreach 2017: Sunspot cycle minima and pandemics: the case for vigilance"

And I'll read from the abstract briefly again (and you can see my previous report as well for more on this) quote:

“Minima in the sunspot cycle present conditions conducive to the entry or activation of new pathogens and also for mutations of existing ones, both bacteria and viruses. Three grand minima of solar activity on record - the Spore minimum (1450-1550AD), the Maunder minimum (1650-1700AD) and the Dalton minimum (1800-1830) - have all been marked by a preponderance of pandemics – Small Pox, English Sweats, the Plague, Cholera.”

…and so it is not uncharacteristic for us now in a solar minimum to be seeing rapidly changing viruses, suppressed immune systems (both human and animal) and in fact in China it's also being reported just yesterday that two people have been affected with the black death there, so this is something to keep an eye on certainly a huge threat to the global food supply protein.

Now there's another interesting little bit of a nuance here. There is a British company called PIC – ‘The pig improvement company’ which was started with know natural breeding pigs, but they have since moved on to genetically modifying their pigs – it’s now an animal genetics company - and they have struck a deal in May this year with China to produce pigs specifically that are resistant to PR RSV (it's another virus not a ASF). But you can bet your bottom dollar that this firm is actively at work producing an ASF resistant pig - in fact they're talking about actively producing an ASF resistant pig right now… and so I did an incredibly ‘scientific’ Twitter poll asking folks if they thought that ASF was an engineered virus in order to bring about these problems and actually a preponderance of people believe that it is!

Without even giving credence to that we can be absolutely certain that whatever the origin ASF is causing immense problems for the world's production of pork right now and it looks like it will be another vector for the centralization and consolidation of control of the world food supply into a very small number of hands, in this case those who control the genes of the virus resistant pigs.

We who are dependent on our pig brothers for our fat and good health see portents and signs of struggles to come!
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Here is a link to the show referred to above regarding pandemic increases during Solar mimima:

And the full article - "The Journal of Astrobiology & Outreach 2017: Sunspot cycle minima and pandemics: the case for vigilance."


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